9 June 2005 | jellyneckr
A huge improvement over "I Love the '90s", but still lacking
The original "I Love the '90s was not very good so I wasn't really looking forward to "I Love the '90s: Part Duex", but when it premiered I had nothing better to do so I decided to check it out. To my surprise, it actually wasn't bad. In fact, it was enticing. The first episode I saw was the 1991 episode and it was quite funny. Many interesting topics were covered in that episode include TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, Planet Hollywood, the CAPE FEAR remake, the collapse of the USSR, and beepers. The 1991 episode ended up being the best episode of the series in my opinion. The rest of the episodes were also quite enjoyable as well, but they didn't seem up to par with "I Love the '80s", "I Love the '80s Strikes Back", and "I Love the '70s". The problem I had with "I Love the '90s: Part Duex" was the same problem I had with the original "I Love the 90's": the lack of good commentators. There were some good ones (regulars Hal Sparks, Rich Eisen, and Mo Rocca are great), but for the most part, they weren't as amusing to listen to as the commentators on "I Love the '80s" and "I Love the '70s". Still, "I Love the '90s Strikes Back" is the best thing VH1 has aired so far in 2005 and I have a feeling it will end up being the best thing that VH1 airs all year. It may not be up to par with some of the previous entries in the "I Love..." series, though at least it's better than the original "I Love the '90s". I give it 6/10. Recommended.